RICHMOND, VA–Stony Point Capital LLC and Alpha Omega Partners Inc. have merged to form Alpha Omega Capital Parnters the two firms said Monday.

The company combines Stony Points’ investment banking and venture capital expertise with Alpha Omegas’ extensive experience running, advising, buying and selling companies.

Tony Vincent, president of the new firm, said that “this merger will assist smaller middle market companies by bring together the investment experience of Stony Point Capital with the M&A experience of Alpha Omega.”

The two firms advise companies with $50 million and under in annual sales. They list four NC companies among their clients, including Cary-based Capitol Broadband and The Castleton Group, Raleigh.

Alpha Omega is know to entrepreneurs for selling 26 companies during the last five years.

The founders of both firms are well known in southeast business circles. They include:

Rob Mitchell, well-known in the Research Triangle, who co-founded Stony Point with Bob Louthan in 2002. Mitchell spent 16 years with several venture funds and two banks. Louthan is a ten-year veteran venture capitalist and investment banker based in Richmond.

George Svdnor was also founder and chief executive of James McGraw, a regional distribution company in Virginia, prior to joining Alpha Omega in 2000.

Vincent previously worked with American Filtrona acquiring and selling numerous companies.

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